This issue never became serious for me until this year ... You know about the wash-sale rule where if you buy or sell the same securities within 30 days-before or after-of the current transaction, you cannot immediately recognize ...blah, blah, blah ... It seems to me that if you trade same stocks throughout the year, the Schedule D could become complex because you keep pushing gains and losses to next transaction, which is then pushed into the next, and the next .... Am I right, roughly, or am I imagining something? Anyway, long ago, I read on a traders' tax site, that I could simply avoid the complication by skipping the whole December, this way, there is no transaction for 30 days and I can fill out the Schedule D, simply listing gains and losses for each transaction, and summing up at the bottom. But I don't want to skip the whole December, I'm not in position to do so. Even if the tax return might look a bit complicated, I will go through the calculation if need be, I only did about 100 round trips this year. Again, am I imagining a problem? I'm sure many here were/are active daytraders at some point, trading the same securities throughout the year. Was the Schedule D a nightmare for you, or fairly simple? P.S.: I forgot the name of that traders' tax site. Maybe someone else knows about it, please give the URL if you know, thank you.